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THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2015

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2015

TUESDAY, NOV. 10, 2015

MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015

TUESDAY, OCT. 20, 2015

Reforest Spokane Day seeks tree planters 

CONSERVATION -- The fifth-annual Reforest Spokane effort organized by The Lands Council will channel volunteers to several areas around town for a morning of tree planting on Saturday, Oct. 24. Sites are being selected to provide shade along stream banks to cool water for fish,...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 11, 2015

THURSDAY, AUG. 6, 2015


TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015


FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015

Ancient Temperate Rainforest in the South Quinault Ridge Proposed Wilderness, Olympic National Forest. 

  (Wild Olympics Campaign)

Wild Olympics Wilderness bill introduced in Senate 

PUBLIC LANDS -- Washington Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Derek Kilmer have introduced the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2015 in Congress. The act introduced Thursday is designed to protect environmentally sensitive parts of the Olympic Peninsula. Murray and Kilmer...

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TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015

Hillary Landers shares the top of Scotchman Peak with mountain goats above Clark Fork, Idaho. (Rich Landers)

Scotchman Peaks group plans hikes, trail work 

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are launching another ambitious season of guided hikes, outings, trail work -- along with gentle advocacy for securing wilderness designation for a little piece of heaven northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. The group's newsletter, Peak...

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MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015

MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015

Deb Hunsicker, left, and Phil Hough, center, pose with a friend on Goat Mountain in the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness wearing the shirts for the advocacy group, Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness based in Sandpoint. (Courtesy)

Scotchman Peaks Wilderness endorsed by Missoulian 

PUBLIC LANDS -- The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness recently won a critical endorsement for protecting 88,000 acres northeast of Lake Pend Oreille from Bonner County Commissioners. Last weekend, the group continued to win mainstream acceptance for the proposal, with the editorial endorsement of...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 2015

MONDAY, FEB. 23, 2015

TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 2015

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation logo.

Elk Foundation chapters set local banquets

HUNTING -- Area chapters of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are organizing their annual fund-raising banquets to raise money for wildlife habitat enhancement projects throughout the region. Since 1984, the Missoula-based foundation says it joined agencies and other partners to conserve or enhance 6.6 million...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11, 2015

TUESDAY, FEB. 10, 2015

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation logo.

Washington elk tag bags $50,000 at RMEF auction

HUNTING -- Sportsmen recently bid $50,000 to $200,000 for elk hunting packages offered by seven states to raise money for wildlife habitat conservation. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation raised a total of $655,000 for fish and wildlife agencies in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada,...

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